Sunday 27 December 2015

Letterbox Love #117

Letterbox Love is a way to give all of the books I receive for review some exposure. Summaries are taken from the cover, or Amazon/NetGalley/Goodreads in the case of e-books, unless otherwise stated.

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl, Melissa Keil (proof)

Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends.

The only problem is she’s overlooked a few tiny details:
Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared.
And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails.
And even her latest comic-book creation is misbehaving.

Also, the world might be ending – which is proving to be awkward.

As Doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba’s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it’s the end of the world as she knows it. but when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems. 

This sounds like so much fun! Thanks Stripes!

The Abyss Surrounds Us, Emily Skrutskie (e-proof)

For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas’s first solo missions and snatches her from blood-stained decks, Cas’s dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water.

Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Reckoner pup. Santa Elena wants to take back the seas with a monster of her own, and she needs a proper trainer to do it. She orders Cas to raise the pup and teach him to fight for the pirates. If Cas fails, her blood will be the next to paint the sea.

But Cas has fought pirates her entire life. Santa Elena has no idea what she's in for.

I hadn’t heard of this until my Twitter feed started shouting about how wonderful this is so I had to request it. Thanks NetGalley and Flux!

Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend, Alan Cumyn (e-proof)

Shiels is the Student Body President and she's very pleased with her perfectly controlled life (controlling others while she's at it). She’s smart, she’s powerful, and she also has a perfectly nice boyfriend. But everything changes when a pterodactyl – Pyke - lands in the school field and enrols at Vista View High.

There’s something about him – something primal – that causes the students to lose control whenever he's near and soon Shiel becomes obsessed. Who is this winged boy, with incredible pecs and rock star talent that has swooped in on her carefully constructed life?

Doesn’t this sound brilliantly wacky? I had to request it. Can't wait! Thanks NetGalley and S&S!

Movers, Meaghan McIsaac (paperback)

Some of us are born different. We can Move people from the future to our time. And that makes us criminals. My dad was one of us. I remember the night they took us away.

That was six years ago. And now they're coming for us.

This sounds intriguing. Thanks Andersen Press!


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